I’m not putting this here to brag. I just want to show that I’m not a know-nothing in this field:
Currently I’m in my mid-40s. I began to write in my early teen years in the early 1980s. I took some Creative Writing courses in Junior College with mixed results. I went on to learn several other Arts then Cinema in University.
Comicbooks: In 1990 I founded an APA (Amateur Press Association) about comics. I left it after 17 years, but it’s still ongoing.
Role-Playing Games: For these I’ve been really having success. I already have 11 publicationsfor them since 1994, with more to come.
From University I’m trained as a scriptwriter. I keep my skills sharp with the Script Frenzy competition (done by the same people who do NaNoWriMo, which I also take part in. Note: as of 2013 Script Frenzy is no more).
Add to that numerous articles in various magazines and newsletters, and I write all the time.